13 days in Milan, Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) & Bellagio Itinerary

13 days in Milan, Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) & Bellagio Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  11 h 15 min
1
Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Locarno, Switzerland
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Bellagio, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h
End: Toronto, Canada

3
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, thencontemplate the long history of Castello Sforzesco, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Piazza di Santa Maria delle Grazie, 2, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano.

To find where to stay and tourist information, read Milan online journey planner.

Toronto, Canada to Milan is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to Milan, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Locarno.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

La Citta Alta, Parco Faunistico Le Cornelle
Highlights from your plan
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Il Cenacolo ©
Il Cenacolo

6
nights
Locarno, Switzerland

Locarno ©
Locarno's Mediterranean climate, palm trees, and 2,300 hours of sunlight per year make this city the warmest in Switzerland.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Monte San Giorgio and Schlosskirche. Get outdoors at Aletsch Glacier and Grindelwald-First. Venture out of the city with trips to Meiringen (Restiturm, Sherlock Holmes Museum, &more), Parasailing & Paragliding (in Interlaken) and Trümmelbachfälle (in Lauterbrunnen). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Kleine Scheidegg, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lugano, and explore the historical opulence of Castelli di Bellinzona.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Locarno holiday planner.

Getting from Milan to Locarno by car takes about 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Locarno are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bellagio.

Things to do in Locarno

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Meiringen, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Interlaken, Bellinzona, Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso
Highlights from your plan
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Parasailing & Paragliding
Monte San Giorgio ©
Monte San Giorgio

3
nights
Bellagio, Italy

Bellagio ©
Known as the pearl of Lake Como for its luxury accommodations, high-end shops, and fine dining options, Bellagio serves as the lake's premiere resort town.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), thenadmire the natural beauty at Villa Carlotta, and then admire the verdant scenery at Valchiavenna. On the next day, admire the natural beauty at I Giardini di Villa Melzi, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Como, and then explore the stunning scenery at Orrido di Bellano.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bellagio road trip website.

You can drive from Locarno to Bellagio in 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Bellagio can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 17th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bellagio

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Como, Villa Carlotta, Valchiavenna, Orrido di Bellano, Lago di Como
Highlights from your plan
Villa Carlotta ©
Villa Carlotta
Cathedral of Como (Duomo) ©
Cathedral of Como (Duomo)
Valchiavenna ©
Valchiavenna

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